National Museum of American Jewish Military History

At The National Museum of American Jewish Military History students will learn about the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States. The museum's core exhibit, Jews in the American Military, shows Jewish participation in the American military from 1654 until today. Students will view artifacts including a Revolutionary War rifle, the uniform of a casualty of the War in Iraq, along with photos, videos, and interactive media that illustrate the experiences of those Jews who have worn the uniform of our country. Programs can focus on a specific war or time period, the Holocaust, the Jewish immigrant experience in the military, or other topics. Students can complete and investigative guide of the permanent exhibits, try on uniforms, have hands-on experiences with medals, military chumash and siddurim, analyze both Jewish and American military symbols, examine and analyze objects and primary sources, and more. 

Contact Info
Address: 1811 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. District Of Columbia. Tel: 202-265-6280. Website: Hrs: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trip, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.


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